For warming advocates, when in doubt - lie

Interesting story from Breitbart about the German government out and out falsifying an IPCC report that criticizes their green subsidy policy as "useless."

Either the German government got the worst translator in history or they are covering up the failure of their policies.

The ministry’s four-page summary of the report contains outright contradictions and falsifications of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recommendations, apparently made to hide UN criticism of the way the German government has turned emissions-trading into a cash cow for futile renewable energy projects.

Die Welt said on Sunday that parts of the thousands of pages-long English-language report which the ministry found embarrassing were mistranslated in the government’s “core messages” version released to the German news media and public.

“The UN declares emissions trading an effective instrument that makes subsidies for renewable energy unnecessary. But the German government reverses the conclusion and makes emissions trading the culprit that supposedly ‘constricts the impact of other measures’,” Die Welt reported.

According to Pierre Gosselin, writing on the independent climate news website, this “brings us yet another spectacular scandal, one that shows how the Environment Ministry of the German government is not really interested in climate science after all, but in using the climate issue as an instrument to generate hundreds of millions of euros for funding pet environmental programmes.”

Die Welt said the UN report debunks German green energy as useless.

The newspaper called the Ministry of Environment version “the brazen falsification of a climate trickster,” explaining that: “Emissions trading is by definition a system in which a number of freely tradable emission certificates is prescribed so that free market prices can result for the emissions certificates. From this system of a fixed certificate number and flexible prices, the German translation turns it into a system of flexible certificate numbers to force the highest possible price for emission rights.”

According to Gosselin’s interpretation of the Die Welt article, the Ministry of Environment was banking on high CO2 certificate prices. The auctioning of emission certificates was supposed “to feed a billion-euro energy and climate fund which in turn would finance a number of environment programs of Ministry, led by Barbara Hendricks. Now that certificate prices are so low, the German Ministry has to go begging for money.”

Meanwhile the German Association for Emissions Trading and Climate Protection (BVEK) views the misinterpretations of the IPCC report as “a scandal". 

How stupid do you have to be to believe that you wouldn't get caught? No doubt. the Ministry of the Environment will pull a Lois Lerner and claim it's all the fault of a few overly zealous, low level bureaucrats. But somebody in authority had to sign off on this document and if they didn't check it for accuracy, they should be demoted. And if they were ordered to release the report knowing about the inaccuracies, they should be fired.